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A Modder Turned a Faux GameCube Trangameable Design right into a Actual Handheld



Mar 15, 2022

Again in 2007, a faux GameCube trangameable design unfold throughout the web. In 2022, somebody has truly made it a actuality.

YouTube person GingerOfOz has 3D printed, wired, and modified the hand held to look precisely like the unique mockup – and it truly works.

There have been just a few hurdles, after all. The unique design encompasses a disk slot however each the GameCube and Wii disk drives are larger than the brand new handheld itself.

The slot on entrance of the hand held is subsequently only for present, as GingerOfOz as an alternative opted to run all the game digitally utilizing a Wii motherboard.

He admitted this may be a degree of competition, because the machine would not have the GameCube begin display screen and menus, so modified the software program to run each of those as anticipated.

The video exhibits GingerOfOz piecing all of it collectively, from the start the place he reverse engineered (learn: smashed open with a hammer) a Nintendo DS Lite, to the casing items being sealed collectively to mark the completed product.

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The end result may be very spectacular. GingerOfOz exhibits the machine enjoying a variety of GameCube video games together with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Mario Kart: Double Sprint!!, and Metroid Prime.

He even tracks down the designer who despatched the web right into a frenzy in 2007, who explains he made it only for enjoyable and that he is since gone on to develop into a game developer at firms together with Ubisoft and Epic Video games.

Official help for handheld GameCube video games is unfortunately much less of a actuality. Whereas GameCube controllers do work on Change, we nonetheless have not seen any signal of GameCube digital console video games on Nintendo’s hybrid handheld, regardless of a number of reviews saying they have been coming way back to 2016.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.

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